I don’t know what the weather is like right now where you are, but here it is COLD. I’m talking -26 degrees C cold. Freeze your butt off cold. But, call me crazy, I love this kind of winter weather in January… It makes me feel like baking and nesting! So how about a cookie recipe to beat the cold weather! Nothing like cookies to make a house cozy!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg Optional: I leave this out. I hate nutmeg.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup raisins, chopped
- 3 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
In another bowl cream the butter and sugars together.
Add the eggs one at a time. Combine until creamy and smooth.
Add the flour mix to the butter mix. Combine.
Add the oats.
Add the chopped raisins.
Bake for 6-9 minutes. The less time baking, the softer the cookie.
Recipe from Joy of Cooking
- If you have raisins around that have seen better days (that is, if they are kind of old and really dried out), you can boil them in a little bit of water for about 1-2 minutes. Set them aside to cool, then drain the water. Chop them up and proceed with the recipe.
- This recipe works best with old fashioned rolled oats. I have used instant oats and they turned out well too. Cookies with the old fashioned oats make a chunkier cookie, and cookies with the instant oats make a more chewy cookie.
- You can add chocolate chips to this recipe if you wish!